Twitter Chat on People with Disabilities in #GlobalCareers

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On Monday October 21st, attend a virtual career fair connecting job-seekers with disabilities to opportunities in international fields.
October 21, 2019

Just in time for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, join MIUSA/NCDE on Twitter and use the hashtag #GlobalCareers to get advice from people with disabilities working in global fields and learn about current open positions and opportunities that can help you get your foot in the door!

View the #GlobalCareers chat stream on Twitter.

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Who Should Attend

  • U.S.-based people with disabilities interested in globally-minded jobs and internships related to international education, international affairs, international development.
  • People with disabilities who work in global careers and want to share their success stories and tips with job-seekers.
  • Representatives of globally-minded organizations who can share about open job positions and other opportunities  such as internships, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, etc. Representatives from non-profits, foundations, professional associations, Foreign Service, Peace Corps, U.S. Department of State, USAID, and more are welcome!

When

The Twitter chat will take place Monday October 21, 2019 beginning at 10 am Pacific (1pm Eastern). It is expected to last one hour.

How to Prepare

Over the course of the hour, MIUSA will post questions directed to attendees of the #GlobalCareers Twitter chat. Get a sneak peek of the questions below. When responding to a question, be sure to include the corresponding letter-number combination (e.g. "A4") as well as the #GlobalCareers hashtag so that everyone can follow along!

A. Questions for U.S. people with disabilities exploring global careers:

  • A1. What attracts you to global careers?
  • A2. What kinds of opportunities are you looking for (e.g. entry level internship, travel position, etc.)?
  • A3. What are some aspects of your dream job?
  • A4. Do you have any international experience (e.g. study abroad, hosting international students, foreign languages, etc.)?
  • A5. How do you think having a disability might be an advantage to working in a global career?

B. Questions for people with disabilities with a global career success story to share:

  • B1. Tell us a bit about your global career, including your most recent position in a global field.
  • B2. What led you into a global career? What did you do to get your foot in the door?
  • B3. Does your job involve any travel (domestic or international)? Tell us about a recent work trip.
  • B4. How does having a disability impact your global career (advantages/challenges)?
  • B5. What advice do you have to other job-seekers with disabilities who want to work in global careers?

C. Questions for representatives of organizations that offer global career opportunities:

  • C1. What does your organization do?
  • C2. Does your organization have any regular or ongoing opportunities (e.g. annual fellowship application, periodic internship positions, etc.)? Please describe them and/or share links.
  • C3. What are some current job openings that are not regular/ongoing? Please share a link to your job page.
  • C4. What are some of the most valuable skills or traits your organization looks for in new hires?
  • C5. What are some challenges and benefits about working in a global career field (as opposed to working in other fields)?
  • C6. In what ways does your organization promote a culture of diversity and inclusion?

Meet you in the Twitterverse!